S R A VERBAL FORM

SAMPLE QUESTIONS
CASH means the same as or opposite of:

____price ____refund ____money ____bank

Bill Laird pays a quarter for two cigars.
How many can he buy for a dollar?

_____2

____4

____ 6 ____8 ____10

The wages paid to an employee:
_____G ____N ____S ____V ____Y
(Think of the word that fits this description. Select the first letter of this word)
The next number in the series 2 4 6 8 10 12 is:

_____12 ____4

____16 ____18

*The right answers are money, 8 S (for salary), and 14. An X has been marked in the box in front
of each of these answers.
*Now work with the problem below. In each row, put an X in the space for the answer. Mark your
answers he3avily. Do not make any marks except your answers.
An office has six typists. Two more are
hired. What is the total number?
of typists now employed?
_____2
(Use scratch pad for figuring. Do not mark on booklet)

____4

____6 ____8 ____10

MANY means the same as or opposite of:

_____ill

____sour ____down ____few

A holiday from the job is a:

_____B

____D

____M ____T ____V

(Think for the word that fits this description. Select the first letter of this word.)
The next number in the series 10 8 11 9 12 10 is: ____13 ____14 ____15 ____16 ____17
*You should have marked the boxes in front of few, 8, V, and 13. Be sure you understand how to
work these problems. When the examiner gives the signal, you are to work more problems like
those above. Work quickly, but try nor to make mistakes. You will have 15 minutes. You are not
expected to finish in the time allowed.
STOP HERE-DO NOT TURN PAGE UNTIL THE EXAMINER TELLS YOU

1. BEGIN means the same as or opposite of:
_____ morning
_____ work
_____ start

_____journey

2. ENTRANCE means the same as or the opposite of:
_____street
_____curtain
_____theater

_____exit

3. Jim had twelve books, he bought three more and then loaned six to George.
How many books does Jim have now?
_____3
_____6
_____9
_____12
_____15
4. A mark which remains after the wound is healed
_____F
_____J
_____N

_____S

_____V

5. A public sale of property to the highest bidder:
_____A
_____C
_____E

_____G

_____R

6.The next number in the series 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 is:
______9
_____11
_____13

_____15

_____17

7. The next number in the series 2 3 9 10 30 31 93 is:
______94
_____95
_____96

_____97

_____98

8. BENIFICIAL
means the same as or opposite of:
_____artificial
_____tamable
_____detrimental
9. HUMID means the same or opposite of:
_____humorous
_____dry

_____solid

_____piquant

_____frigid

10. If you pay $ 1.20 for two pounds of candy, how much would you pay for half a pound?
_____30¢
_____45¢
_____60¢
_____90¢
_____$2.40
11. The stick with which the leader of a band beats times:
_____A
_____B
_____H
_____D

_____O

12. A child with both parents dead:
_____F
_____H

_____R

_____I

13. The next number in the series 2 2 3 3 5 5 8 is:
_____8
_____9
_____10

_____O

_____11

_____12

14. The next number in the series 8 11 9 12 10 13 11 is:
_____9
_____12
_____14
_____15

_____16

15. PREMATURE means the same as or opposite of:
_____late
_____primitive
_____material

_____decisive

16. DIMINUTIVE means the same as or opposite of:
____distraught
____large
____inductive

_____reluctant

17. You have a date at half past six and arrive at a quarter after seven, how many minutes late
are you?
___15
____30
____45
____60
____75
18. A large covered vehicle for moving furniture or for trucking:
____ B
_____F
_____ L
_____ V
19. A cap or cover used in sewing to protect the finger:
____H
____R
____S
_____T

_____X

____W

20. The next number in the series 1 2 4 8 16 32 64:
_____ 65
_____ 66
_____ 68

_____ 106

____ 128

21. The next number in the series 5 9 10 14 15 19 20 is:
_____21
_____24
_____25

_____26

_____30

22. ETERNAL means the same as or opposite of:
____momentous _____enraged
_____ vigilant

_____temporary

23. PLIABLE means the same as or opposite of:
____dominant
_____inflexible
_____destructive

_____ignorant

24. If lemons are three for a dime, how much will you pay for a dozen and a half?
____30¢
_____40¢
_____45¢
____50¢
____60¢
25. A revision of or addition to a constitution:
____A
_____D
_____F

_____T

26. A workman who builds or repairs wooden structures:
_____B
_____C
_____F
_____I

_____U

_____K

27. The next number in the series 8 24 12 36 18 54 27 is:
_____13
_____18
_____54

_____69

____81

28. The next number in the series 6 7 14 16 32 34 68 is:
_____70
_____72
_____74

_____76

_____78

29. BASHFUL means the same as or opposite of:
_____patient
_____eligible
_____parallel

_____diffident

30. ADVERSE means the same as or opposite of:
_____admirable _____detailed
_____opposed

_____rhyming

31. Bob bought a fish line 7 yards 2 feet long. How many feet did he get?
_____16
______21
_____23
_____30

_____86

32. A whirling wind accompanied by a funnel-shaped cloud:
_____P
______O
_____T
_____U

_____V

33. An object which will attract iron:
_____F
_____M

_____R

_____T

34. The next number in the series 4 4 0 5 5 1 6 is:
_____2
_____4
_____6

______8

_____11

35. The next number in the series 0 1 3 6 10 15 21 is:
_____21
_____24
_____25

______26

_____28

_____N

36. OBSOLETE means the same as or opposite of:
_____outworn
_____rampart
______bucolic

_____genuine

37. DESTITUTE means the same as or opposite of:
_____crazy
_____needy
______desperate

_____injured

38. An artist works on a drawing for 8 weeks and earns $200. If he works 5 days a week, how
much does he earn everyday?
____$1
_____$3
_____$5
_____$8
_____10
39. A combat between two people:
_____D
_____G
_____N

_____O

40. The eternal process which makes food absorbable:
_____B
_____D
_____F
41. The next number in the series 11 2 12 3 13 4 14 is:
_____4
______5
_____6

_____R

_____H

_____T

_____15

_____16

42. The next number in the series 6 12 7 14 11 22 19 is:
_____16
_____32
_____38
_____44

_____67

43. INFAMOUS means the same as or opposite of:
_____dauntless _____honorable _____contagious

_ ____intricate

44. LACERATED means the same as or opposite of:
_____disgruntled _____mangled _____fringed

_____stricken

45. A farmer buys land for $100. He sells it for $120, gaining $4 an acre. How many acres did he
buy?
_____1
_____2
_____4
____5
____10
46. The point where earth and sky seem to meet:
_____B
______D
_____F
_____H

_____I

47. The soldier below the grade of non-commissioned officer:
_____F
_____H
_____N
_____P

_____T

48. The next number in the series 14 11 15 16 13 17 18 is:
_____15
_____19
_____22
_____23

_____36

49. The next number in the series 9 10 8 24 6 7 6 is:
_____3
______6
_____15
_____16

_____20

50. OPTIONAL means the same as or the opposite of:
_____ocular
_____obligatory _____reasonable

_____raucous

51. IMPOTENT means the same as or opposite of:
_____powerful _____prosaic
_____troubled

_____tribal

52. You pay $21 for 3 ½ tons of coal. What will the bill for 7½ tons?
_____$9.80
_____$42
_____$45
_____$75
_____$98
53. A water channel, man-made and used for navigation:
_____A
_____B
_____C
_____E

_____F

54. A tenth part of a cent:
_____K
____L

_____O

_____M

____N

55. The next number in the series 42 45 15 18 6 9 3 is:
____0
____3
_____6
____9

____12

56. The next number in the series 1 2 4 8 10 20 22 is:
_____24
_____40
_____44
_____46

_____48

57. RECIPROCAL means the same as or opposite of:
_____mutual _____ residual _____ defective _____conditioned
58. DEFT means the same as or opposite of:
_____ deaf
_____ clumsy
_____talkative

_____valuable

59. Eight turns of a screw advance at 4 inches. How many inches will ten turns advance it?

_____4½

_____5

_____6

_____8

_____10

60. A book names and addresses of people living in a city:
______B
_____D
_____G
______H

_____Q

61. A very strong rope:
_____A
_____C

_____P

_____F

_____K

62. The next number in the series 1 2 5 11 12 15 21 is:
_____22
_____24
_____25
_____27

______30

63. The next number in the series 1 5 11 19 29 41 55 is:
____58
_____63
_____67
_____69

_____71

64. STEADFAST means the same as or opposite of:
____irresolute ____tawdry
_____consequential

_____buoyant

65. CALLOUS means the same as or opposite of:
____desperate _____sensitive ____calamitous

_____hollow

66. In copy work a typist’s average time is 3½ minutes per page. How many pages can she copy
in 49 minutes?
_____7
_____10
_____14
_____17
____21
67. An instrument to record the number of steps taken in walking:
____A
____F
_____P
____V
_____Y
68. An edifice for dramatic performances:
_____D
_____G
_____M

____T

____W

69. The next number in the series 8 10 12 10 12 14 12 is:
____10
____12
____14
____16

_____18

70. The next number in the series 0 1 2 3 6 7 14 12 is:
_____7
______12
_____14
____15

_____28

71. AVARICIOUS means the same as or opposite of:
_____greasy _____grumpy
_____grimy
_____greedy
72. REQUISITE means the same as or opposite of:
_____stubborn _____redeemable _____dispensable _____pedantic
73. A merchant brought chairs at $24 a dozen. In selling them, he received as much for 2 chairs
as he had paid for 3 chairs. How much did he charge for 12 chairs?
_____ $25
_____ $30
______$33
_____$36
____$48

74. A place where a river maybe crossed by wading:
_____A
_____F
______H
____N

_____T

75. A space entirely devoid of matter:
_____L
_____N
_____P

_____V

_____R

76. The next number in the series 32 16 19 20 10 13 14 is:
_____7
______14
_____15
_____17

____28

77. The next number in the series 22 20 10 12 6 4 2 is:
____2
_____4
_____6
____8

_____10

78. METICULOUS means the same as or the opposite of:
_____unwieldy ____tense
_____nervous _____slovenly
79. BENIGN means the same as or the opposite of:
____democratic _____indignant _____mottled

_____kind

80. A clock gains 2 minutes everyday was set right at noon Tuesday. What time was it by the
clock at midnight following Thursday?
____12:00
____12:01
_____12:02
____12:04
_____12:05
81. A burn or injury to the flesh by hot liquid or steam:
_____ E
____G
____N
_____R
82. The act of falsely producing a writing instrument:
_____B
_____D
_____F
_____H

_____S

_____J

83. The next number in the series 35 28 22 17 13 10 8 is:
_____5
____6
____7
_____8

_____9

84. The next number in the series 4 6 3 7 9 6 10 is:
_____4
_____7
_____12
_____14

_____16

STOP HERE – THIS IS THE END OF THE TEST

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